A man on grey side of his long green age,
With wiser ways and values he preserves,
Can scarce claim still to be wisdom-filled sage;
And oft wears a face he seldom deserves.
It's easy wearing a phoney image
Of Socrates, or flaunting grey-haired pride
That time bestows on a man at some stage,
Yet, fool's wisdom is not easy to hide.
An old age that comes with heavy baggage,
Seldom makes man a newly minted saint,
For, each age has a blank canvas to paint,
And man wears this painted page on visage.
As no one's old till he so realises,
So is wisdom that dawns, the man when dies.
Sonnets | 03.05.04 |
A great poem sir ji. Thanks for sharing..........10+++++++++++++
Thanks dear poet for visiting this poem and liking it so much
Beautiful mesmerizing Sonnet! 5 Strs full. I have enjoyed a very lot, Sir!
This is a well crafted sonnet. The message is original and unique. Age does not akways bestow wisdom. Many an ilder oerson act as if they are wise simply because they are older. A great tome
For, each age has a blank canvas to paint...And man wears this painted page on visage.... Beautiful lines from a wonderful and wisdom filled poem.
Fabulous piece. Thank u. anjandev roy.
Very beautiful sonnet with many different aspects of wisdom meaning, we should learn soon and discover what is in the Socrates and Aniruddha Pathak s' baggage...well done for this logical sonnet..10+++ An old age that comes with heavy baggage
Thanks for the kind words... '...discover what is in the Socrates and Aniruddha Pathak s' baggage..' Socrates and me in one sentence? Thanks but I'd feel very uneasy for the affront...
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
well experienced poet, knowing what is going on around him and in fast world and short life, we have learnt a lot from this fantastic poem, thanks for sharing with us,10...from me
'Well experienced poet...., thanks, but is not it a pseudonym for an old man? Old age of body comes, not in our hand, but not of and in the mind, thanks for all the feedback dear poet.